16 week old RIR's Hen or a Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jjdesch, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. jjdesch

    jjdesch Out Of The Brooder

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    My three RIR's are were all bought from Agway, presumably from the same hatch. They are now 16 weeks or so. one of the three reds has a more pronouced comb and wattle - could samantha be a sam?

    Sam or Samatha?
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    One of my other reds for comparison:
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  2. Little Chicky

    Little Chicky Out Of The Brooder

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    It's hard to tell from those pictures. Do you have any full-body shots of her/him?
     
  3. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what I can see she looks like a girl.
     
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont see a rooster. Personally. But what do I know. I dont like RIR's, thats what I grew up with. It seems in my memory that by that size the roos had some greening coming in on their feathers.
     
  5. jjdesch

    jjdesch Out Of The Brooder

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    Ask and ye shall receive:

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    The one with the larger comb is behind and to the left
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  6. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it might be a roo. Redder comb and larger wattle. Does it squat when you try to pet it. All my pullets did and all my roos didn't. [​IMG]
     
  7. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still say pullets, my cockerels were pretty obvious at this age, the feathering is female as well from what I can tell.
    This is a pic of Peckerhead at around 17 weeks
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  8. jjdesch

    jjdesch Out Of The Brooder

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    Noooo! No roosta's puh-lease! Lol, i will have to try the squat test.
     
  9. jjdesch

    jjdesch Out Of The Brooder

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    TY, Redhead - i can breathe a little easier - I would not mind having one roo, but my neighbors would
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    jjdesch,
    Its a hen...

    It seems in my memory that by that size the roos had some greening coming in on their feathers.

    In true RIR's both the hen and the rooster have green in the neck feathers
    (even at that age). The hens have what looks like a small green necklace around there neck.
    ( production reds hen hardly ever have the green in there neck )

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